From August 7 to August 29 we will be debuting our first ever children's show at the Edinburgh Festival. Fleas & Cheese: The Great Plague & Fire Show will feature lots of highlights from our walks and workshops and will be staged at The Space @ Surgeon's Hall, just off the Royal Mile.
It will take place at 11.30am daily (apart from Aug 16th) and is an hour-long, one-man show that will feature the appearance of both Alfie, our 17th Century peasant, and a certain Samuel Pepys. It will be informative and interactive with plague doctors' surgeries, troublesome rats, re-enactments of one of the days of the Great Fire, marvellous costumes...and is probably the most fun you could ever hope to have in plague-ridden, fire-scorched London in the 1660s!
It is most suitable for ages five to 11...while anyone over that age is also promised a blast. We'll post a link to how you can obtain tickets when we're live on the Fringe website.
Prior to Edinburgh we'll be previewing this poxy classic at various London venues.
We've already had a try out at Lauderdale House's Heritage Festival and you can read an article in the Hampstead & Highgate Express here.
Dates to come include:
The Guildhall Library on Tuesday, May 26th at 2pm
Bruce Castle Museum on Sunday, July 12th at 2.30pm
We'll also post links to the box offices when we have them.
For images, interviews and any media enquiries do give Johnny a call on 07917 871 421 or email: [email protected]
Photos for this show are courtesy of Anne-Marie Sanderson.